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Many dogs out there who aren't so lucky and need a good home

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To the editor,
Today's thought for an editorial: An editorial is thoughts of one's self with words of pinpointed views that others should or could consider? Maybe it is a process that one gets to in life that wants others to understand what we are writing about that is important to them. As a writer, I have many thoughts that I myself cannot keep up with and at times drive my husband crazy. Today's view is one that I believe touches many lives and hearts of I know of. I like to discuss how animals affect our lives in ways that we sometimes just don't know at the time.
I, being an animal love my, spent my entire life growing up with dogs and later on having cats. The ideal animal in apartment life is a cat, since most landlords don't appreciate dogs owners not cleaning up after them. Yes, we responsible pet owners pay for those who don't take care of their animals. In later years, when we bought our house, we knew we would soon have a dog. There is a funny story, too, with viewing our house at the time. Our very dear friends who had their dog with them to see our future house and she is the real estate agent. Of course we loved their dog and the dog sat for them when they went on vacation and I must say that we loved "Bosco" right from the beginning. My husband says "come Bosco see your new house" — little did we know. He is loved and cherished as our other dog is and his name is "Buddy". Bosco came into our lives to dog sit and we were happy to do but we knew our time was coming to close. We could not be without a dog so; Buddy came into our lives as we adopted him from the shelter and those two became the best of friends and stole our hearts. We now have our "boys" and they are a part of our lives that we could not see without.
If we could have more dogs we would and we do what we can to donate, volunteer, and show our compassion with fellow canines alike. I share my story because many readers like us have stories of their own to share but those who hesitate to give their home to an animals without realizing how much love they give that is unconditional but, just happy to have a home where they are loved and feel safe. Buddy is a rescue dog and, unlike Bosco he did not know the love of people that could love him until he came into our home. I put the truth out there that there are many dogs that are not so lucky and in need of a good home. Here so here is the caption of what goes on in the dog mind that is looking for a loving home:
Rescue me please
I am abandon canine who been lost and had several homes
I am hungry for love and companionship
My last owner hurt me when all I wanted was to play ball :
Please rescue me
When no one wanted me they sent me to the shelter
And I was trying to be so good
It's scary at the shelter and although they all try to help us there is too many to care for
So many of my friends are feeling sad too because we all wish we were the one going "home" today
I wonder why people walk pass me as I gingerly wag my tail
And wonder why I get sometimes overlooked
I want the warmth of human a touch to nurture me
The shelter survives on donations but we need more
I try to put on a good show for those who seek to take me home
But I am not myself
I am smart and learn quickly
I like to chase and sniff and help my fellow hunters
I like soft playful toys and warm bed
I like kisses and will greet so happily when come home
If you had a bad day I will make you feel better
You might have to train me for a while because I have been so confused for so long
I will protect you and be your best friend
I will make you proud
Please rescue me
Lee E. DeNauw